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Beginners Guide to Keto

The difference between ketosis and ketoacidosis

Ketosis and ketoacidosis are two very different things.

Being in ketosis means that the body is burning fat as fuel, and so ketones are present in the blood and urine. In contrast, ketoacidosis occurs when the body has dangerously high levels of both glucose and ketones in the blood. This is a potential complication of diabetes, and is more commonly found in type 1 than type 2.

Ketosis happens with much lower, safer levels of ketones than ketoacidosis. In fact, this process happens in everyday life, depending on the amount of proteins and carbs you eat. It’s the state that can lead to weight loss and lower A1c for many people with who have diabetes.

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